26, March 2020 marked another gloomy day for the architecture world. Famous architects, urbanist and author Michael D. Sorkin passed away due to complications resulting from the COVID 19 pandemic which has gripped the world. This is the second loss to the architectural community after the loss of modernist Italian architect Vittorio Gregotti at the age of 92.
Based in New York, Michael was an urbanist, architect and educator. He was considered to be a provocative and polemical voice in contemporary culture and in the design of urban places at the turn of the twenty-first century.
Principle and founder of Michael Sorkin Studios, he was a man of many roles. At the time of his death, he was also serving as the president for a non-profit research group called Terreform Center for Advanced Urban Research. Apart from that, he has written and edited numerous architectural publications and articles on the subject of contemporary architecture, design, cities, and the role of democracy in architecture. Being He was renowned for the architecture critic for The Village Voice in New York City in 1980’s.
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